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Old July 17 2014, 03:19 AM   #31
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Re: The Strain (Guillermo del Toro's New FX Summer Show)

I guess you guys didn't watch Penny Dreadful then.
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Old July 17 2014, 03:29 AM   #32
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I thought it was a bit meh, some interesting ideas, some boring characters, some atrocious dialogue, but I'm still on board, we'll see...
I felt pretty much the same. It was able to keep my interest but just barely. I'll give it a few more episodes.

And for what it's worth, I lived in Romania for three years and always took a flight connecting through Germany to get back home.
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Old July 17 2014, 04:49 AM   #33
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I enjoyed it. I thought dealing with vampires as a virus outbreak kind of situation was a cool idea.
As much as I enjoy stuff like True Blood, The Vampire Diaries/The Originals, and Being Human, it is a nice change of pace to see vampires as scary monsters.
I'm curious exactly what role the worms play in the show's take on vampirism.
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Old July 19 2014, 02:53 AM   #34
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I'm liked the first episode, pretty creepy atmosphere though there was a moment when the evil entity looked a bit like His Divine Shadow which took me out of the moment but that wasn't their fault. It's interesting how they're combining some typical Dracula kind of stuff with sciency contagion things. Personally, I'm looking forward to more.
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Old July 20 2014, 09:17 PM   #35
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Just watched the first episode and I'm hooked. I just hope that unlike other series this series doesn't fail by not explaining anything in a timely fashion. Cause I have so many questions that I hope the next few episodes explain.
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Old July 20 2014, 10:09 PM   #36
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I'll stick with it for a little while, but the tone of the first episode was much cheesier than I was expecting, with a little too much fake movie-style dialogue, and villains that feel like they came out of an Underworld movie.

Maybe it'll still work as just a dumb guilty pleasure, but I was really hoping for a much more serious and intelligent approach to the subject.
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Old July 22 2014, 12:12 PM   #37
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more setup, i guess, but thought episode 2 was really slow, and not much really happened until the last couple minutes...
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Old July 22 2014, 09:09 PM   #38
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Yeah, it wasn't horrible but it did feel like they were just moving the pieces into place without actually doing anything with them until the end. But based on where it ended, it looks like next week thing next week, hopefully.
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Old July 22 2014, 10:52 PM   #39
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I'll stick with it for a little while, but the tone of the first episode was much cheesier than I was expecting, with a little too much fake movie-style dialogue, and villains that feel like they came out of an Underworld movie.

Maybe it'll still work as just a dumb guilty pleasure, but I was really hoping for a much more serious and intelligent approach to the subject.
I'll second this. I was really looking forward to this and then...meh. Cheesy. Dumb people simply there to forward the plot. Dialogue was awful. The fact there are child actors is always a bad sign. They should only ever be background characters. Stupid relationship crap like the divorce/separation and affairs.

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Old July 22 2014, 11:29 PM   #40
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Finnaly a Vampire story that isn't about two fangs, pretty faces and a silly romance.

Good book I read, The Bellum Prophecy. No sparkly vampires.
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Old July 23 2014, 04:52 PM   #41
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I finally got around to watching the show and I like it. Its better than the standard TV fare. I agree with others that the whole "separation/custody" plotline drags the show for stretches. The idea that a city morgue would have only one person working there (though there was an overturned chair at reception) and would just not have any change of shifts or relatives calling after people never returned home from work . . . seems a bit puzzling.

Then again, it seems hard to figure out the timeline. Apparently there is simply a lot going on in a short period of time. By the end of the second episode has it been only a day since the plane landed . . . maybe two? Wow the authorities sure work fast in NYC!!!

I thought the call that the father made to the Doctor thanking him for sending his daughter home pretty amusing actually. Yeah, right. He sent home your daughter by just dropping her off at night in the cold . . . wearing just the dress she had on at the airport . . . so she could go around to the backdoor . . . ummm . . . okay. Thanks Doc!!!

And does nobody notice how the people released from quarantine are all deathly pale with bloodshot eyes and look as though they will soon pass out? "Oh you just got out of quarantine? Wow . . . you look like death. How about you sit over on that side of the table just in case."

And apparently the CDC are a bunch of pussies once you get above the lower levels.
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Old July 23 2014, 08:55 PM   #42
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Yeah it's uneven and a bit shaky but I still rather like the leads and story in general. The prison confrontation was quite creepy, and daughter eating daddy scene was suitably disgusting yet fascinating.

Let's hope it gets tighter, more coherent and better paced over time, because it is good to see vampires get scary again after this recent spate of teenage angst vampire shows.
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Old July 24 2014, 06:48 PM   #43
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Y'know I bet that if The Strain happened in real life, the vampires would be unceremoniously defeated very quickly since we have all sorts of vampire fiction to draw knowledge from.
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Old July 24 2014, 07:15 PM   #44
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Since we don't know the "rules" yet for vampirism in this show, I'm not sure it would be that easy. Right now it's a very infectious disease carried by tiny worms that are easy to overlook.
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Old July 24 2014, 09:02 PM   #45
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Since we don't know the "rules" yet for vampirism in this show, I'm not sure it would be that easy. Right now it's a very infectious disease carried by tiny worms that are easy to overlook.
Vampire biology is given quite clearly in the novel. If you're curious, check out the Wiki entry.

In short: Vampires in The Strain are nothing like the ones from classical literature, films, etc. Hell, they don't even bite. They can attack while still a considerable distance away, which really changes the game.
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